OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent that was just starting out in the world.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Sunday, December 14

Bassendean's Tasty Pear

The Tasty Pear is a beautiful new pop up store in Bassendean situated in the newly refurbished shopping centre, where shoppers can browse and buy handmade artisan products in a beautiful, relaxed setting. With a range of unusual, carefully sourced and well-made items, The Tasty Pear offers everything from inexpensive gifts to luxury art pieces.

The shop was opened in mid-November by two Bassendean locals, Gill Cordiner and Chantal Kilpatrick. Gill is a jeweller and painter whose work won this year’s local artist prize at the Bassendean Art Awards. Chantal and her sister run a successful clothing and soft furnishings label, 'violetclothing'.

Drawing on their extensive experience, they saw the shop as an opportunity to offer emerging and established Perth artists a place to sell their work, and to foster the burgeoning creative vibe that is already present in Bassendean with shops such as Daisy and Rowe and events such as the Old Perth Markets. Bassendean is well known for having an impressive creative community, and Gill and Chantal hope that The Tasty Pear presents an opportunity for some local creatives to gain better exposure in their own community. 

If you’re a local or WA artist or maker who would be interested in selling your work at The Tasty Pear then please visit the shop’s Facebook page or website for full more details

Want to get in touch?
Gillian Cordiner
gillcordiner@iinet.net.au | 0421 030 105

Chantal Kilpatrick
http://www.violetclothing.net | 0410 646 446

Shop website | www.tastypear.weebly.com
Artists stocked | http://tastypear.weebly.com/artists.html
Shop Facebook | www.facebook.com/thetastypear

Find the shop at Shop 16, Bassendean Shopping Centre, Old Perth Rd, Bassendean WA 6054 from now until Christmas.

Wednesday, December 3

Fringe World night markets

Fringe World 2015 returns to Perth from Friday 23 January to Sunday 22 February 2015. For the first time, they are looking for creative artisan stallholders to trade in their bustling precinct at the Pleasure Garden, Russell Square in Northbridge for the duration of the Festival.

Fringe World Festival attracts over 370,000+. The Night Markets will form an integral part of the Festival environment and provide a colourful village style atmosphere amongst a range of performances, events and eateries. 

They are looking for stallholders who sell vintage clothing, trinkets, DIY experience and local artisan wares promising an eclectic product mix with emphasis on the innovative, fun and unique.

Fringe World Night Markets will operate everyday of the Festival, Monday to Sunday. 
The hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday: 5pm – 1am
Saturday: 3pm – 1am
Sunday: 3pm – 11pm

Applicants can apply to trade in 2-week blocks or the entire 4-week block.
First Block: Friday 23 Jan – Sunday 8 February
Second Block:         Monday 9 February – Sunday 22 February

Site Fees
$500.00 + GST per week, per trader
Fee includes
1 x 3m x 3m marquee, 1 x trestle table, 2 x chairs, 1 x overhead light, Power, Onsite Secure Container Storage, Site Manager Support

There are limited trader places available. To apply, download the application form here. Applications close Thursday 11th December 2014.

Thursday, November 20

Made on the Left Saturday stallholders

Major Mitchell Designs   |   Matoirs   |   Mel K Designs   |   Moonlight Harvest   |   Novella-Ria   
 NovelTea Vintage   |   One Happy Leaf   |   pleatsandtreats   |   Quirky But Lovable   
Spool Couture   |   Sugar Plum Tree   |   sweet salvaged designs   |   Tall Rabbit, Rebecca Antos
Tangled Fork Designs   |   Tankateo   |   the bunny   |   The Wooden Spoon

We are excited to present all of these stallholders at the Made on the Left market on 

Saturday 22nd November, 10am - 4pm, Forrest Place, Perth.

To see Sunday stallholders, click here.

Made on the Left Sunday stallholders

 Harper + Monroe K Gets Organised  |  MISCII  |  Kasumi Beauty  |   Kit&  
 Little Alannah May  |  Little Arthouse and Odessa Designs  |  Little Greenscapes  
 Lulu Tissu  |  Made 4 You  |  Marina's Ambrosia  |  Montage Collective  |  Monzie Mu  
 Moody Mary  |  Moonlight Harvest  |  One Happy Leaf  |  Pebble  |  Pip & Printer  
 Sugar Plum Tree  |  Tangled Fork   | Tankateo  |  the bunny  |  The GiftBOOtique  
The Wooden Spoon  |  TRAM  | WA Street Team  |  Windermere Designs  |  Yellow Tree Store

We are excited to present all of these stallholders at the Made on the Left market on Sunday 23rd November, 10am - 4pm, Forrest Place, Perth.
To see, Saturday's stallholders, click here.

Tuesday, November 18

Side Project zine launch

Side Project is a new Perth-based quarterly zine about making things, living a creative life and fitting it in around all that other stuff by three ladies who all love craft, design and art. They share a passion for creativity and have put this magazine together over lots of meetings with cake and cups of tea.
If you’ve ever admired another person’s creative skills but felt lost as to how to get there yourself, Side Project is here to help. The zine and blog are brimming with craft projects, tutorials, inspiration and creative advice for the time-poor dabbler to the seasoned artisan.
No matter what your profession or daily routine, carving out time to create something beautiful for yourself is an important part of a balanced life. Take a break, have a cup of tea, flip through the zine and be inspired to start your own side project.

Join the Side Project team for the launch at 6-8pm, Friday 21st November at
Beau Est Mien (458 William St, Northbridge).

Tuesday, October 28

Discover Something Different

It's not long now until 'Something Different' happens in Leederville!

'Something Different' is an exciting new three day event for people who love to chill out, eat, drink and shop beautiful hand-crafted artisan goods in an exciting festival atmosphere. Featuring market stalls, workshops, food, beverages and room to relax, this event will provide 'Something Different' for the discerning Perth fun-lover of any age! This inaugural event will feature 40+ individual artists and and makers, all Etsy sellers. To see who will be there, look here.

When: 7th - 9th November 2014: Friday 5 - 9pm, Sat & Sun 10 - 4pm
Where: The Leederville Arena (corner of Newcastle & Oxford St, Leederville)

Entry is free on all days, and there are opening night festivities on Fri 7th Nov.

Tuesday, October 21

Thursday, October 16

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Western Australian designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. It is being held from 6pm Friday 21st to 9pm Sunday 23rd November at Spacecubed, Ground Floor 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Ideas are voted on with teams formed around the most popular ideas. Each idea is then thoroughly tested using lean startup principles to see if it will work and is worth pursuing with some teams having to change their business model or idea throughout the weekend. On the Sunday evening each team pitches to a panel of judges consisting of seasoned startup industry professionals with prizes awarded.

 early bird tickets are available here.

Summer Night Markets - applications open

Photo by Jarrad Seng www.jarradseng.com

Applications are now open for the Summer Night Markets in Perth Cultural Centre.

OnWilliam in conjunction with MRA will again host December night markets for the fourth year running. This marketplace has gained a reputation as a must visit pre-Christmas market, and this year will be extended to two consecutive nights.

Applications are open to:
- food stalls
- local designer stalls
- vintage market stalls
- art/craft/cultural activity or service stalls

• 5-10pm, Friday 12th December 2014
• 5-10pm, Saturday 13th December 2014

• Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Find the application form here: http://www.onwilliam.com.au/apply

Applications close 22nd October 2014. 

Wednesday, October 1

Nannup Music Festival - stallholders required

The organisers of the Nannup Music Festival are looking for locally made products, craft and art stalls to be part of the festival markets. Stall applications are now open so apply here

Nannup Music Festival runs from Friday 27th February to 3rd March 2015. Stalls are encouraged to trade for the full festival with priority given to stallholders applying for three day trading.

Stall spaces are 4 metres wide by 4 metres long and you must supply your own marquee. 2 day stalls cost $70 per day and 3 day stalls are $50 per day.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 7th November 2014.

For any further info please contact the stalls coordinator stalls@nannupmusicfestival.org